October, 2019
Chamber Chat Newsletter
News from the Executive Director

As usual we kicked the month off with our monthly “Breakfast Club” gathering at Brothers. The conversations and the interaction among the attendees was lively and lighted-hearted. It was great to see Chief Skory and Deputy Chief Calabrese from Wakefield PD join us and add to the conversation. The numbers and diversity of the group continues to grow monthly as friendships are renewed and strengthened, while new ones continue to develop. I was asked about our “Breakfast Club” coffee mugs and I promise we will have them for the November breakfast. So be sure to mark your calendar for the first Thursday of every month.
 
Maria DiStefano, North East Regional Director, Massachusetts Office of Small Business Development began her monthly visits again. Her schedule was booked solid for the day as Chamber members took advantage of the opportunity to listen to her free and confidential counseling. Maria’s wealth of experience and numerous industry contacts are hard to replicate elsewhere, so please take advantage of this free informational activity. Her next scheduled date here in Wakefield is Thursday, October 24 between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. Contact the Chamber of for details.
 
On Wednesday, September 25 th we had a packed house at the Four Points Sheraton for our Paid Family and Medical Leave seminar. This new legislation impacts every business in the Commonwealth and the session was very informative and enlightening. Hopefully everyone has taken the time educate yourself and prepare for the new responsibilities you have as a business owner. Once again, thank you to Mr. William Alpine, Director for the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical leave for his presentation to our Chamber members.
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WHAT'S TO COME
The Chamber has a new web site and there are multiple opportunities to advertise your business at very reasonable and affordable pricing. Take a look  - we would like your feedback and your advertising.
 
If you are a Chamber member in good standing and have an interest in putting your talents and time to good use, consider the possibility of becoming a member of the Chamber Board of Directors. The Board is always interested in adding members who have great ideas and skills to help improve and grow the Chamber. Please contact me to inquire about a possible Board position or just to answer any questions you might have about duties and responsibilities.
 
In the month of October we really hit the gas pedal with a slate of events and we will have a very busy month serving our members.
 
Your Chamber is working hard for you every day, so please be sure to show your support for the Chamber by participating and joining in one of the many activities each month.
 
As always please remember to recommend us to your co-workers and friends in the business community.
 
John
  
Quote for the month: 
“ Speak when you are angry and you will certainly make the best speech you will ever regret
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